SNAP BACK IN TIME – 1966 – A new health director was headed to the county

Published 11:44 am Monday, July 26, 2021

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. 

Tuesday, July 19, 1966

Health Director

A new health director had been secured for Stanly County.

Dr. George M. Leiby would assume full-time duties with the Health Department Aug. 1.

Leiby had been working with the State Health Department.


The new principal of Stanfield Elementary School would be Everett E. Hatley, who for the past three years was an eighth grade teacher at the school.

Henry C. Bowers, for the past three years a teacher at Stanfield, was named principal of Millingport School for the coming year.


Tommy Hearne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hearne of Albemarle, had been presented the Mark Clark Award by Gen. Hugh P. Harris, president of The Citadel, at graduation exercises. The award was given for excellence in sports, physical fitness, tournaments, manners and attitude.